Not yet ready for a scoop of Dulce Delish? Don’t worry, Ben & Jerry’s is still Ben & Jerry’s Homemade: a top maker of super premium ice cream (along with rival Nestlé’s Häagen-Dazs). The quirky company was bought by consumer products giant Unilever in 2000, but it still marches to the beat of its own ice cream scoops on its drums of ice cream. The company sells its colorfully named ice cream, ice-cream novelties, and frozen yogurt (“FroYo”) under such monikers as Chunky Monkey, Karamel Sutra, and Cherry Garcia. It also franchises some 750 Ben & Jerry’s SCOOP SHOPS worldwide. Ben & Jerry’s donates a minimum of $1.1 million of pretax profits to philanthropic causes yearly.
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For decades, Ben & Jerry’s social mission has propelled our work and kept us striving toward our values. In 2021, we continued to advocate for linked prosperity between our stakeholders, society, and the planet. However, we also grappled with important challenges to living our values and adjusting our company culture to reflect our social mission commitments. Fulfilling our aspirations as a values-led company is a recurring challenge for Ben & Jerry’s, as doing so often involves grappling with conflicting priorities, acknowledging diverse perspectives, and, inevitably, making mistakes. This year, reconciling business interests with disruptive policy decisions that kept us true to our values was especially difficult for many of our employees and franchisees. We sympathize with their struggles and are working hard to provide as much support as possible as we continue to grow together.